Match Review: Singapore Vikings FC vs Swiss FC

15-Sep-2017 21:00

League // Turf City 1
Singapore Vikings FC
4 - 0
Swiss FC
4
-
0
Referee - Irwan // Assistans - N/A & N/A
Singapore Vikings FC

Line-Up

  • Bart de Visser
  • Nikolaj Moeller
  • Peter Boe
  • Andreas Hoffmann
  • Jonas Groenbech
  • Tue Saabye
  • Jesper Meincke Nielsen
  • Tomas Dubsky
  • Brian Spietkitz
  • Casper Christensen
  • Frederik Oestergaard

Substitues

  • Niels Klarskov
  • John Gronbech
  • Karl Martin Nygaard
  • Parwez Noori

Report

Vikings get the Win

The formula 1 circus was in town, but that didn’t stop The Vikings from delivering a solid performance Friday night against the Swiss. From the very beginning the Vikings were possessing the ball well, moving it around and stretching the opposition thin. First 30 minutes were not the most interesting to be honest, with few chances created, but no goals. Casper aka Tarzan decided to break the deadlock, as he fought his way through the Swiss defense, making it 1-0 shortly before half time. No changes made during the break and the pattern from first half continued, with the Vikings controlling the game very well. II was clear that more goals were coming, as huge chances were created and squandered. Two Viking goals disqualified, one from Kalle's(Kalundborg) wonder boy in the offside and one as Nicolai received a yellow for scoring with the hand of god (Maradona style) As the Swiss grew tired, the Norwegian lord was brought on and it didn’t take him long to set Jonas up for a beautiful 2-0 goal. Following a few big misses, it was the Lord himself to make it 3-0 (Panda assist) and finally the game was definitively closed off with US making it 4-0 (Niels assist) shortly before the final whistle. Shout out to the Swiss for making it a lot closer than what the score reflected. Vikings Man of the Match was Jonas, well done!

STATS

Yellow Cards
  • Nikolaj Moeller
  • Brian Spietkitz
  • Jesper Meincke Nielsen
  • Muhammad Fadhil
  • Heinz Braegger
  • Mohamed Aly
Double Yellow Cards
Red Cards
Scoring
  • Jonas Groenbech
  • Brian Spietkitz
  • Casper Christensen
  • Karl Martin Nygaard
Assists
  • Andreas Hoffmann
  • Niels Klarskov
  • Karl Martin Nygaard
Man Of the Match
  • Jonas Groenbech
  • Joe Giani
Man Of the Match (opponent)
  • -
  • -
Swiss FC

Line-Up

  • Joe Giani
  • Heinz Braegger
  • Matthew Jurado
  • Jerome Sukarman
  • Sean Sukarman
  • Cyrill Binder
  • Marc Fink
  • Winnie Holthuizen
  • Youri Kruse
  • Hilo Fujimoto
  • Mohamed Aly

Substitues

  • Muhammad Fadhil
  • Talant Begaliev
  • Takayasu Yamamoto
  • Urs Brutsch

Report

Another clean sheet – at the wrong end

After a tough two opening games Swiss FC was ready to put the first points on the board. Despite two late withdrawals we had a squad of 15 available for the Friday night game against Vikings. The coach opted again for a 4-2-3-1 formation and during the first half we kept Vikings at bay. With one notable exception, when we allowed one of their players to walk through the entire line of defence, play a short ball and boom 0:1 Vikings. We went into a 20 second collective sleep. That was disappointing, because while sitting very deep, we were not giving Vikings many chances, except for some long range shots. The mood at the break was mixed: disappointed to be behind, but optimistic to get back into the game. Unfortunately, we were not really able to put Vikings under an extended period of pressure and so the game was mostly played in midfield. Until the 81st minute, when Vikings doubled their lead. That was the end of the night for the Swiss and two further goals led to a 4:0 scoreline in favour of the Vikings. We felt that both the second and fourth goal were preceded by a foul in the build-up, but it does not really matter, we would still have lost. Our problem is at the moment that we don’t score goals. With a more stable defence and options in midfield we are sorely lacking fire power upfront. While the results don’t look good, we are preparing for the next game. We don’t give up. If we work hard, the results will come. And perhaps we get one or more of our injured and retired players back into a red jersey, who knows…

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